China->Mongolia Trip planning questions

Discussion in 'Asia' started by rexzeppelin, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. rexzeppelin

    rexzeppelin n00b

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    Hi guys. Right now I'm feverishly planning a solo trip from where I live in Xinjiang China all the way through western Mongolia to Khovsgol lake in time for the Naadam Festival. I have a couple questions:

    1. How much will it cost for motorcycle import duty?
    I drive a used 2006 Honda cruiser with 60K km on the odometer. This is a one way trip and I'm planning to sell the bike in Ulaan Baatar when I leave in August. I've heard that import duties are very steep for cars, so I want to have an idea before I get to the border.

    2. What documents will I need for my bike to enter the country?
    Currently I have the following, are any missing?
    - Chinese bike insurance
    - Chinese driver's license
    - International driver's license
    - Chinese Vehicle registration/inspection info

    And if anyone has further suggestions on Mongolia please let me know, or point me to threads that can. Thanks! :)
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  2. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    Hi
    As suggested on my RR that you posted on, try browsing/searching/asking on http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/northern-asia/ There's much more traffic than here.

    The answer to your questions:
    23%, although they'll let you in on a Temporary Import Permit for 0 money.

    To get the bike in, you'll need bike reg docs and your passport (both in your name?), although they don't write the bike into your passport. There may be a picture of a car on the stamp, but that's to say you arrived in/on a vehicle, rather than an aeroplane. You could just as easily have been on a bus/ hitchhiking in a truck.
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  3. Kernalpanx

    Kernalpanx Adventurer

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    If you have your blue book and Chinese DL you should be good. Bring your international license but I believe the Chinese license is good in Mongolia.. It has been a couple years. Do not forget a handful of cash incase you have an accident. Check out mychinamoto.com and you should get more detailed answers.
    I am doing Beijing to Dali Yunnan this October holiday....
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  4. Kernalpanx

    Kernalpanx Adventurer

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  5. petelaf16

    petelaf16 Adventurer

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    I considered importing a dual sport MC from The States, and I was told the duty would be 15.5%
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  6. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    That's correct I paid 15.5 % for my bike
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  7. ggarvin

    ggarvin n00b

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    I'm shipping my bike to UB from the states by sea and land this August , I can still do a temporary import for free if I'm driving it out of the country within a month right? Are there any locals you could recommend to help me with the process for a reasonable fee or is it easy enough on my own? Thanks!
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  8. Geezerjay

    Geezerjay Keeping Bikers on the road

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    You don't need to pay import tax on bringing your own bike into Monoglia to use temp basis, if you ship the bike here then you need to leave a "bond" with customs, but you'll get it back on leaving, if you set up a "carnet" then you can leave the money in your own bank and bring the paperwork, but if you ride in from Russia / China then you normally don't have to pay anything.... We can help you with paperwork etc on temp imports etc.
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